Special Needs

Autism & Potty Training Issues

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If your child is transitioning out of diapers, you know that the toilet training process is long and challenging for both parents and kids. Toilet training a child with autism can also be surprising at times due to the unique obstacles they may face. Read this post to understand your child's needs while potty training.

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Autism & Diet: The Best & Worst Foods

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Research suggests that diets can have an impact on the lifestyles of people who have autism. Read this post in under 10 minutes to find out which foods are best and worst to eat if you have autism.

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10 Tips for Children With Autism & "Picky Eating"

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Do you have a child with autism that seemst to be a "picky eater?" Well, that "picky eating" is actually called food aversion, and it's very common among children with autism! Adapting to your child's food aversions takes a lot of experimenting, but there are many ways to help them find nourishing foods they'll love to eat.

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13 Tips for Toilet Training Children With Cerebral Palsy

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Potty training a child is a big challenge to take on, and there's not much information out there on how to transition children with Cerebral palsy from diapers to the toilet. This guide will give you five helpful tips you can use when your child is ready to make the change.

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Sanfilippo Syndrome & Incontinence

Due to the rapid regression of this disease, many children rarely progress above the mental age of three-years-old. Therefore, most children with Sanfilippo are not potty trained and deal with incontinence for their entire life. When they are younger, this may not be a "big deal," however, as our children grow, finding proper places to change an older child's diaper in public can be difficult. We often find ourselves laying down a chux pad, blanket, or towel on a public restroom floor to care for our children. It can also be difficult to simply find diapers that fit an older child.

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Understanding Incontinence in an Older Child With Autism

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When our 11 and a half- year-old son, Gabe, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, I had no idea what to expect his future to look like. Would he ever talk? Learn to communicate in other ways? Would he ever become independent? I'll be honest, one of my biggest concerns was potty training. It was a long time before Gabe was out of diapers. Managing his urinary incontinence involved intensive ABA (applied behavioral analysis) therapy and continued into his early school years. I had to provide the school with diapers and wipes for years until he was able to stay dry during the day.

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Life with Spina Bifida

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Moms Vs. Potty Training: Challenges & Solutions For Autism Parents

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Toilet training can be tough on parents and children, especially if your child has autism. So why do children with autism have trouble potty training, and what is it really like to potty train a child with autism? Sierra Ferrell shares her family's story of toilet training her child with autism. 

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How To Care For Sickle Cell Disease And Incontinence

Caring for someone with sickle cell disease often means providing for your child as well as taking care of yourself, since it’s an inherited condition. However, your child may have different symptoms than you, such as incontinence. Learn how sickle cell disease and incontinence are connected and how to provide proper care.

What Is Sickle Cell Disease?

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